BTW Interviews

18 Sep
Leif Enger

A Q&A With Leif Enger, Author of October’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Mark Nichols of Bank Square Books calls Virgil Wander, the first novel in 10 years by Leif Enger, “a perfect remedy for those whose hearts ache from our present reality.”

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11 Sep
The Light Between Worlds

Laura E. Weymouth on Fall Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Light Between Worlds”

“Laura Weymouth’s debut is a captivating tale of two sisters struggling to find home and to find themselves,” said Hannah Wilson of Out West Books.

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11 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Ellen Goodlett

“Your heart will race as quickly as your fingers turning the pages of this smart and captivating debut novel,” said Nancy Baenen of Arcadia Books about Ellen Goodlett’s novel Rule.

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27 Aug
Darius the Great Is Not Okay

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Adib Khorram

In Darius the Great Is Not Okay, self-described “fractional Persian” Darius visits Iran for the first time, where he learns more about his family history — and himself — than he ever expected.

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21 Aug
She Would Be King cover

A Q&A With Wayétu Moore, Author of September’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Wayétu Moore’s debut, She Would Be King, “is the kind of novel that lingers with you for days,” said Morgan McComb of The Raven Book Store.

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08 Aug

Kate DiCamillo on Fall Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Louisiana’s Way Home”

“In her follow-up of sorts to Raymie Nightingale, Kate DiCamillo tells the story of Louisiana, Raymie’s friend who has spent her life on the run,” said Diane Capriola of Little Shop of Stories.

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30 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Sarah Henning

Sarah Henning’s debut young adult novel, Sea Witch, is a retelling of The Little Mermaid from the perspective of the girl who would one day become the witch in the classic tale.

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19 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Allie Rowbottom

Gibson’s Bookstore owner Michael Herrmann calls Jell-O Girls: A Family History, the debut memoir by Allie Rowbottom and an Indies Introduce Summer/Fall 2018 pick, “dark and deeply personal.”

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17 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Gabriela Alemán

Gabriela Alemán’s debut, Poso Wells, is “poised to have a longstanding impression on readers for years to come,” said Rebecca George of Volumes Bookcafe.

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16 Jul
The Incendiaries by RO Kwon

A Q&A With R.O. Kwon, Author of August’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

John Francisconi, manager of Bank Square Books, said R.O. Kwon’s debut novel, The Incendiaries, “knocked me sideways.”

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